MIAMI PUBLIC LIBRARY – FLORIDA COLLECTION OFFENSIVE ENTERTAINMENT March 7 1969
KEY WEST PTA PANEL SCORES ‘DOORS”
KEY WEST – The Dade Monroe District, Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers, unanimously condemned Wednesday the “offensive entertainment” offered young people in public buildings and urged officials to carefully screen performers.
Meeting as District 14 of Florida Congress, some 75 members supported the resolution which was prompted by a recent protest following Saturday nights performance at Dinner Key Auditorium by The rock singing group The Doors. The group’s leader, Jim Morrison, has been soundly criticized for shouting obscenities from the stage and for making lewd gestures during the performance.
The Resolution did not define, “offensive entertainment” or what yardstick city and county officials should use in censoring entertainment.
Despite the passage of the resolutions which will be sent to all districts in Florida , one member pointed out that ultimately the reasonability for “where our kids go,” lies with parents.
A suggestion the district, establish a “review board” composed of teachers and parents to screen entertainment was scratched in favor of letting officials handle the job.
The one day conference held in Key West’s convention hall was centered on the theme “The Emotional Health Of Children Causes and Threats.”